Consumer News: Rising inflation squeezing some American families

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COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says there was a decrease in first time unemployment insurance claims filed last week. From May 1-7, SCDEW reports 1,706 initial claims filed in the Palmetto State. This is a decrease from the 1,783 claims reported the previous week.

Last week, SCDEW says 5,573 claimants received an average benefit of $279.95. Since March 15, 2020, the department says it has paid out $6,627,807,040.31 to claimants.

To see the full SCDEW dashboard, visit

ABC NEWS– If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, or really anytime within the past few months, chances are you’ve noticed a pretty big spike in your bill. For thousands of American families, the financial burden can be a real struggle.

ABC’s Morgan Norwood has a first hand look at what decisions and sacrifices Americans are making as they feel the impacts from inflation.

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